The parachute is an item that is occasionally seen in Total Drama Island and Total Drama Action, and is used much more frequently in Total Drama World Tour, regularly put to use by the eliminated contestants once they take the Drop of Shame. The parachute makes a minor appearance in Total Drama: Revenge of the Island. They are later used to decide the team placements in the first episode of Total Drama: Pahkitew Island. A slightly different parachute appears in Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race.
The parachute is used in the first part of the challenge. Trent and DJ have to skydive onto a couch to score points for their respective teams. After viewing the danger of the jump, a nervous DJ accidentally pushes Trent off the plane. Trent later falls into the Earth's crust, as a result of him not opening the parachute in time. Later, even though DJ pulls the parachute's chords in the wrong order, the parachute opens for him, swaying his flight direction, but eventually landing him safely, earning his team the point.
In this episode, Justin manages to get the keys to the plane from Chef. When he spots the million dollar case, he jumps down from the plane with the parachute on, and lands right in front of Lindsay, who is holding the case. The parachute then falls behind him and covers Lindsay's teammates, Beth and Ezekiel, thus preventing them from stopping Justin before he gets the case from Lindsay. Eva and Noah then attack Justin by dumping buckets of fish water onto him, placing a dead fish in his hair. As Justin panics over the well-being of his hair, Izzy runs up and shoves a bucket over his head, taking the case from him and running off. Justin starts wandering off aimlessly, with the bucket still over his head and the parachute still dragging behind him. However, the parachute is snagged by the broken diving board that Owen, DJ, Bridgette, Geoff, and Leshawna are riding on, dragging Justin along and into the lake, thus inadvertently causing him to make it to Total Drama Action.
In the first challenge, Chris tells the contestants to jump out of the plane they're in. After learning that parachutes are not used in World War I, he pushes the parachutes out of the plane. Despite this, everyone jumps out of the plane to complete the challenge. Afterwards, it is shown the plane is fake and parachutes are not needed in the first place.
When a contestant is voted out in Total Drama World Tour, they take the Drop of Shame and take a parachute with them. Sometimes it is given to them and other times it is thrown to them after they fall out of the plane.
When Ezekiel is voted off, Chris gives him a parachute and tells him that he has five seconds to put it on before he is kicked off the plane. Ezekiel, however, ignores Chris and does not put the parachute on, due to him being too busy complaining, and is kicked off the plane by Chef. However, he manages to hang on to the tail wing of the plane with his parachute caught on his leg. Duncan also takes the Drop of Shame after quitting in the previous episode. He gets pushed out of the plane by Chris before he applies his parachute, although he is seen wearing it in the next episode's recap.
Heather makes a reference to a parachute during the song number of the episode. Harold quits the competition and jumps out of the plane without a parachute, but Chris throws it to him. It is later shown that he missed it, but landed safely regardless. However, in the exclusive clip of the episode, he is seen wearing it.
Bridgette takes the Drop of Shame after being eliminated, but still has the pole that Alejandro tricked her into kissing stuck to her tongue. When she deploys her parachute, it gets tangled around the pole and she falls rapidly to the ground. In the exclusive clip of the episode, it is revealed that the parachute was successfully deployed; however, Bridgette fails to wear it. Luckily, she lands on a giant cake in Russia which softens her landing.
When Lindsay is eliminated from the show, she takes the Drop of Shame with a parachute on, hitting her head on the top of the door frame as she jumps. It is later seen in a clip that her parachute did open, but it caught in the tip of a building, making her hang upside down while a mime imitated her.
When the plane ran out of fuel and begin to descend, Izzy manage to grab a parachute and land safely on Owen's groin. After DJ loses the "Bobsled of Death" challenge, he takes the Drop of Shame with a parachute on, but never opens it, since the Drop of Shame is a short drop of about seven feet, because the plane is still stranded on a Jamaican beach.
The contestants first use parachutes to descend into London, England. However, there is a shortage of parachutes, causing Noah and Owen to share the last parachute. After his elimination, Noah takes the Drop of Shame with a parachute strapped on and jumps out normally. However, it is later shown in a deleted scene that Noah's pack did not contain a parachute, but guard dogs instead, and he lands in a lake.
After Tyler is eliminated, he is given a parachute but is thrown out of the plane by Courtney without being able to put it on although he manages to wear it as seen it the exclusive clip.
After Gwen loses the tie-breaker challenge between her and Courtney, Chris gives her a parachute, but she falls out without putting it on after telling Courtney to "suck it". She does however, manage to wear it and deploy the parachute as seen in the exclusive clip.
Owen is eliminated in this episode and takes the Drop of Shame with a parachute strapped on.
Courtney and Blaineley are sent home in a double elimination and are both given parachutes. The two never manage to put them on, as Chris angrily pushes them off the plane before they could do so. However, both failed to deploy their parachutes (as seen with Courtney in the exclusive clip of the episode and with Blaineley in Hawaiian Style) and they both crash into the roofs of two different Chinese houses. Courtney manages to return safely, however, Blaineley put in a full body cast and dolly.
Duncan is eliminated in this episode and is pushed off the plane with a parachute on his back.
Cody uses a parachute as a part of his hot air balloon to win the race to Hawaii.
When the new contestants are in a zeppelin that is bringing them to Pahkitew Island, Chris appears and tells them that if something happens to the zeppelin, they are going to need the parachutes that are in two separate boxes. He also explains that only some of the parachute packs contain parachutes and that the others contain useless things. He then blows up one of the zeppelin's motors and all of the contestants grow frightened. The contestants all frantically grab a parachute and jump out of the zeppelin and make it to the island. Once on land, Chris explains that the contestants that grabbed real parachutes; Amy, Jasmine, Max, Rodney, Samey, Scarlett, and Topher will be placed on the Pimâpotew Kinosewak, while the contestants that did not get real parachutes; Beardo, Dave, Ella, Leonard, Shawn, Sky, and Sugar are placed on the Waneyihtam Maskwak.
Parachutes are used in the first All-In of the episode, where teams must use them in order to land safely on the Bird's Nest Stadium after jumping from a plane. While a few teams manage to land safely, others are blown away by the wind and have to retry.
- Justin's parachute causes himself to move on to Total Drama Action in Total Drama, Drama, Drama, Drama Island and prevents Ezekiel from moving on.